October 30, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #70....Edwin is Spooky Cute!

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Happy Halloween, crafty friends!!!!! I am back with a card that I made for the new challenge that we have this week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges! This week we want to see your Halloween inspired creations...you can use a Magnolia Halloween image or use Halloween colours like, orange, black and purple or maybe a card with candy on it!

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For my card I decided to use this cute stamp, Dracula Edwin from last years So Spooky collection and I coloured him with my Copics! It was good to ink up one of my Edwin stamps as I tend to stick with Tilda for most of my cards! I was also, so happy, to finally get to use my Silhouette Digital Die Cutter!!! It has been over a year since I have been able to use it cuz of PC computer problems but now Silhouette has software for Macs...YAY!!!!! I cut this cute "spooky open circle" from orange Prism cardstock and then inked it with Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress ink. I matted it on black cardstock and cut a circle of the MME Spooked pp to layer under it. To embellish I added some black crushed velvet ribbon and black Prima Flowers with spider brads and some purple bling here and there. The word "cute" is a Melissa Frances rub-on and I added it to a QK tag! I also add lots of Stickles to Edwin and Rock Candy Stickles to the Jewel on the top of the scepter!

Here is the inside....
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Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my MDUC DT card! Please stop by and visit the other super talented MDUC DT and see all their gorgeous Halloween Inspired creations you are sure to want to join us!

Hugs,

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 52 and BasicGrey Challenges # 30.......Spooky Birthday Wishes!

Hey Krafty friends! I hope you are all doing well! I bet you are looking forward to Halloween! Well, only one more sleep, my krafty little goblins! I hope you can squeeze some Krafty time in and around your busy Halloween party schedule, as, we have fabulous challenges this week at both, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge and BasicGrey Challenges! This week the challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is set by the super Krafty and oh so hilarious, Andrea and she is asking to see creations that are Primarily Purple. Over at BG Challenges, the talented Heather, has designed a beautiful sketch for us to use! Just remember that if you want to be eligible for the prize at BG Challenges you must use at least one item of BasicGrey product and let us know what the BG item you used in your post! To be eligible for the prize at KKSC, which is the super cute stamped image Virginia that Andrea has used on her creation this week, you need to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamped image on your creation!


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So, I made my DT card for both challenges this week and thought I would make a Halloween birthday card and play off the idea of getting older...soooo old, in fact, you are a ghost, he, he, he! I used this really cute and fun Halloween image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called Hattie from the Moonlight Whispers collection. I coloured her with my Copics and Twinkling H20s and cut the image out with my Nesties. I left the image in the die and sponged with Metallic Rub-ons to give it a spooky feel. I used AC cardstock and BG Kioshi 6x6 papers and I embellished with AC ribbon, Prima flowers and WOC roses. Unfortunately, I went and covered most of the layout up with flowers and you can't see the circle of paper that is part of Heather's beautiful sketch...Opps! I'm not loving this card, friends...something just not right with it and I didn't do the best job on colouring this super cute image...sorry, I just didn't do Hattie justice with this one!

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The sentiment on the front of the card is a Melissa Frances rub-on and for the inside sentiment I used a C.C. Designs sentiment for "spooky" and "Birthday Wishes" is from Kimmie's Everyday Sentiment set!

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Well, I really hope you can join us this week at both Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and BasicGrey Challenges! I'm looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations!

Halloween hugs,


October 24, 2010

JM #78, FS #125 & WOC #8...Tilda Walks for a CURE!!!!

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Hey crafty friends! Hope you are all having a great weekend! Well, I sure am, I played with my new computer and got everything all set up they way I like it and I got some time today to play along with some of my fave challenges too! It has been so long since I've been able to do that and I really enjoyed myself! This week's challenge over at Just Magnolia is to "Think Pink" as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so, I definitely wanted to play along! They also have a beautiful sketch over at Friday Sketchers by Jaque and the challenge is Pastels over at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge!
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For my card I decided to use this sweet new Tilda with Lace Flag...I just love her to bits!!! I got the idea of her walking for a CURE which is one of the great sentiments on a Melissa Frances rub-on sheet! She really looks like she is walking with a purpose, doesn't she!? The word "hope" that I rubbed onto the flag and bottom sentiment are also from the same Melissa France Breast Cancer sheet!

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I coloured Tilda with my Copics and had fun taking my time with it and ended up doing that dotted shadow technique that my BG DT Chris Dark created...now I am not nearly as good at it as she is but I am quite happy with how it turned out! I used some BG Oliva papers from the 6x6 pad as I just love it and its PINK!!! I also used some Prima and WOC flowers, half pearls and ribbon and cotton lace to embellish! The Breat Cancer ribbon in the bottom cornor is a QK die and I cut it out from the QK adhesive chipboard material a few times and stacked them as it isn't very thick chipboard. I then cut one from the Pink BG paper and inked the edges. I punched a hold with my Crop-O-Dile and then added the BG glazed brad!

Well, there you have it....my first post on my new Mac and it was a breeze...I know I am going to love doing up my posts now! Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card!

Have a great week....happy stampin'!

Hugs,

October 23, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 51...a sketch by Michele....Cocoa Anyone?

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Good morning Krafty friends! Hope you are all well! I am on cloud nine even though I got into a car accident on Wednesday night!!! I am fine...my neck is a bit sore and stiff but I am fine! My van is being fixed so that is good...but I am over the moon happy cuz, I finally have a new computer!!!!!!! YAY...Yippeee...Yahooo!!!! I'm the proud owner of a new shiny iMac all-in-one desktop and I can't wait to learn all the fabulous things it can do!!! I am a bit nervous though and hope that I can figure it all out! I am just so happy to finally be back on-line and I'm looking forward to spending the day visiting all my krafty friends out there in blogland and catching up on all your gorgeous creations that I've missed over the last couple of weeks!

Well, we have a new challenge for you to play along with over a the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog! We have a gorgeous sketch this week by the uber krafty, Michele Boyer...I just love this sketch to bits...I always love Michele's gorgeous cards and layouts so it was so nice to get to make a "Michele"styled card! All the krafty girls have stunning creations to inspire you so please stop by and have a peek at their cards and then join us! Just remember to be eligible for a prize you need to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! This week the prize will be, Christmas Clara, as that is the adorable new Holiday stamped image featured on Michele's card and Michele has paper pieced Clara's dress and it looks fabulous...I have to try that,smile!

So, for my card I used, Willard, one of the new Moonlight Whispers images from the Holiday Release. I just adore him too...what a cutie! I actually coloured this image when I was at ScrapFeast last weekend at the Kraftin' Kimmie booth for our copic colouring demo. I had this 6x6 paper pad by Crate Paper called Snow Day, in mind when I was colouring it. Good thing it all matched...phew! Since it's a boy card I kept it simple and didn't add any flowers. the ribbon is American Crafts and a few half pearls. The sentiment is from Kimmie's Fun Phrases Set and I added lots of Stickles so it really sparkles.


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Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card! Hope you can join us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Hugs,

October 20, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenges # 90....Distressing...'Tis The Season...!

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Good morning crafty friends! Still no computer yet, but I think I am going to take the plunge and get an iMac. Hope it i s the right decision....eekkk! I hope to be able to visit again real soon...I miss you all terribly!

Well, today we have a new challenge over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog. We would like to see Distressing on your creations and you have the next 2 weeks to join us! Please remember that to be eligible for any prize you must use a WOJ image. The WOJC DT have made such gorgeous creations so pop by and see what inspiring creations they have made for this challenge!

So for my card I decided to use one of my Henry the Mouse images that are just so cute but for some reason I have neglected to use them! I coloured Henry with my copics and cut him out. I added some "Dimensional Snow paint" to the fur trim of his hat and then sprinkled it with Glamor Dust while it was still wet! I Also used some new Echo Park pp that I just LOVE called Merry Christmas. to Distress the card I roughed up the edges of the paper with my Tim Holtz distress tool and applied some Distress Crackle paint in Picket Fence. I also went around the paper and sponged with gold Metallic Rub-ons. To embellish I used ribbon from my stash and prima flowers with half-pearls. The green ones where white and I coloured them with a green Copic marker. The sentiment on the front of the card is an element from the Echo Park pp pack!

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Here is the inside...very simple and I didn't distress the inside papers as it makes the card very difficult to close properly....the sentiment is a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sentiment!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card! I hope you can join us at the WOJ challenges!

Hugs,

October 19, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...Sweet Holiday October Release Krafty Hop!!!!!!!!

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new Sweet Holiday October stamps! As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue has created some amazing festive characters this month! There are six images in the complete set and they are Christmas Clara, Nick, Noelle, Merry, Willard and Virginia and each one comes with it’s own matching accessory stamp and a bonus coordinating sentiment!


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And Steven Leary is back with Miles the Mouse and his pals, having some jolly winter fun! You’ll get to check them all out in today’s October release day KRAFTY HOP!! You’ll meet Miles and Maisie Claus, Squirrel’s Gift, Mistletoe Miles and Maisie, Stocking Miles and Frosty the Snowmouse!

If you came from Jeanne's stunning blog then you are in the right spot or if you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

Also, you’ve been enjoying the ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ so much, that we’re doing it again!! For those of you who just HAVE to have all the new images, we’ve got the perfect thing for you! It’s called the ‘Gimme Kimmies Kit’!!! Instead of clicking on each image that you’d like, you only have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmies Kit AND it’s at a discounted price!! What could be better???

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Well, for my card I am featuring Virgina and she is really cute and fun to colour! She comes with this sentiment, "Joy" and a stocking accessory stamp! I used MME Colourful Christmas paper from last year, some American Crafts ribbon, Prima and WOC flowers and some bling.

So the next stop on the hop is, Angie, so, get hopping cuz I know she has a super cute card to share with you!

Happy Hopping!

Hugs,

October 18, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview # 3.....All I want for Christmas...!

Good Morning Krafty friends! I'm back with another preview today for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sweet Holiday October release. It will be available in the KKS on-line store tomorrow October 19th and we are having a Krafty Blog Hop then too, so make sure to come by again tomorrow!

Today, I am featuring, Nick...he is such a cool dude don't ya think!? I wonder if he has his eye on one of the Pin-Up Girls, lol! Maybe he wants to smooch with Raychel, he, he, he! Nick, comes with a sentiment and a pile of gifts for an accessory stamp!

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I used this MME paper called Holly Jolly for this card and I kept it simple...no flowers, can you believe it!? Just some AC ribbon and a few half pearls...the sentiment is a KKS sentiment but I can't remember what set it comes in...maybe the Sassy Sentiments set, but don't quote me.

Well, thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek! Make sure to take a peek at all the fabulous cards by the other Krafty Girls and come back tomorrow for the Krafty Hop!

Hugs,

October 17, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview # 2...Happy Feasting!

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Good morning Krafty friends! Time for another quick preview from the Sweet Holiday October Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! It will be available in the Kraftin' Kimmie online shop on Tuesday October 19th!

Today I am featuring Merry....she is sooooo sweet and I loved colouring her...I told my daughter, Hannah that I think this is the best turkey I have ever "made",lol! She totally agreed, considering I have never cooked a turkey in my life...well, I have coloured one now though and it looks pretty yummy, if I do say so myself! I love this sentiment too that comes in the So Thankful Sentiment set.



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I used this yummy 6x6 paper pad called Snow Day by Crate Paper...love the colours in it...perfect for a Thanksgiving, Christmas or winter card. I embellished with AC ribbon, lace trim, Prima flowers and added some QuicKutz Oak Leaves cut from the pp.

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek! Pop back tomorrow for another preview and make sure to visit all the other Krafty Girls' blogs to see the stunning cards they have made with the new release stamps!

Hugs,

October 16, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges....# 68...A Sketch...stop and smell the flowers!

Hey crafty friends! Well, I have to tell you I had an absolutely FABULOUS time this weekend at Scrapfest, helping out at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps booth! Kimmie and her wonderful and very funny hubby, Al, and stunning and oh so sweet daughter, Emiliegh were there too! They are such a beautiful family and they were so kind and made the day so much fun! I had a blast! Thank you, Kimmie, for everything...you are the BESTEST!!! I also, got to hang out with 3 super talented and super sweet krafty girls, Krista, Melanie and Vicki...I learned so much watching them colour...what skills OMGosh!! I just had the best time and laughed so much my cheeks still hurt! Thanks girls for making the weekend such a great time and I hope we can do it again really soon!!!



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So now on to my card for the Magnolia Down Under Challenges! This week we have a gorgeous sketch by Debbie P. I loved this sketch and will definitely use it again! I am a bit late with my card and I apologize but not having easy access to a computer has really been a pain in the butt! I so need to get a new one asap!

So, for my card I used Romantic Tilda....I love her to bits...she is so cute! I coloured her with my Copics and I used some 6x6 Webster Pages pp, Martha Stewart crinkled ribbon and a BG button, some Prima flowers and a Mellisa Frances rub-on and Catslife Press label stamp.


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Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at my card! I'm keeping it short and sweet as I have had a long day and I'm not use to my Dad's computer so doing up this post is a bit of a challenge!

So, I really hope you join the challenge this week at Magnolia Down Under challenges and make sure to visit all the other MDUC DT as they have such gorgeous creations to share with you!!

Happy Stampin'!

Hugs,

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 50 & October Release Preview # 1!

Good morning Krafty friends! Well, I am back from my wee blog break! I went on a Caribbean Cruise with my hubby and the kiddos and we had an absolutely fabulous time on Liberty of the Seas. I hope to have some pics to share with you from our trip once I get a new computer...yes, unfortunately, I am still without a computer and only have my Dad's to work on. I have been so busy since I got back that I haven't had time to do any computer shopping yet! But it is top of my to do list, trust me!



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Well, enough rambling, time to get krafty! Today we have a new challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog and I'm the hostess this week! We would like to see you make a card with Non-Traditional Christmas Colours! The krafty Girls are also starting the previews from the new Sweet Holiday October release that will be available in the Kraftin' Kimmie on-line shop on Tuesday October 19th. There are 6 super cute images from Annie Rodrigue and Steven Leary is back again with super cute stamps with Miles the Mouse and pal.




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So, for my card I used Christmas Clara....just love her to bits and in keeping with the non-traditional colours I used this scrumptious BoBunny patterned paper called Winter Joy that I just adore...be prepared to see lots of it over the next little while, smile! I used one of the sparkly Winter Joy brads and I embellished with Prima and WOC roses and American Crafts ribbon! I also sprinkled a few lilac half pearls here and there and added lots of stickles to Clara so she is really sparkly IRL! The sentiment on the front of the card is actually on the patterned paper!

Here is the inside...the sentiment here comes with one of the other stamps, "Nick", from the new Sweet Holiday October Release and I will be sharing a card with him later this week!

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Well, I hope you have some krafty time this week and can join the non-traditional Christmas colours challenge! I will be at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps booth #425 at Scrapfest today with Kimmie and many of the other Krafty Girls. I hope to see you there and it is a chance to get your inky paws on the new release right away!!!

Have a Stampin' Great Day!

Hugs,

October 02, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges # 66.....Colour Combo....Friends Fill your Life with Smiles!

Good morning crafty friends! I am so excited to share my first official Magnolia Down Under challenges card with you today! We have a fabulous colour combo....nice and easy for my first challenge too...phew...Blue, Yellow, Green and Kraft...this is fabulous combination and I love using kraft cardstock so right up my alley!

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I hope you get some time to join us with this challenge and please visit the MDU Challenges DT as they have stunning creations to inspire you!

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For my card I once again used my Echo Park Life is Good patterned paper...it was perfect for this colour combo. I decided to ink up a neglected stamp, Tilda with Sunflower...shame I neglected her really, as, she is sooooo darn cute, but she has got some love now,smile! I coloured her with my Copics and cut her out with my oval Nesties using the "Out of the Box Technique" and inked the background colour with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I used this fabulous Magnolia sentiment too from the Animal and Pet Collection. I stamped it with green Memento ink on one of the elements that co-ordinates with the Echo Park pp. I cut two scalloped borders from Kraft cardstock with my MFT large scallop border di-nmaics die and added some Martha Stewart seam binding that I crinkled. I punched some MS butterflies from QuicKutz cork material and added some Prima flowers and a little bling too!

Here is the inside it is rather simple...this sentiment is by Stamping Bella.

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Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my MDU Challenges card...I'm going to be MIA for about a week or so crafty friends! I won't be around to visit and see your gorgeous creations and to comment...I will be back blogging though in no time and will catch up with all you then!

Big Hugs,

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 48...Celebration...KKS One year Anniversary Blog Hop!!!!!

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Good morning Krafty friends! We have another fabulous challenge for you this fine Saturday morning over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge blog and we are having a wee blog hop too!!!! We would like to see you make a card for a celebration...so it could be a birthday, anniversary, graduation or celebration of friendship card or any other type of celebration!!! One lucky stamper will win stamps from the OCTOBER release. Yup! That's right...these stamps haven't even been released yet and YOU can win some, so be sure to join in! You have a week to play along! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is celebrating its one year anniversary!!! YAY!!! Whoo hoo!!! Yahoo!!! Can you believe it!? We are soooo excited about this important milestone, so much so, that Kimmie is having a Krafty Sale and a Krafty Hop! The sale is starting today and running to Monday, October 4th, on assorted stamps from all 4 collections! Check out the sale over at the Kraftin' Kimmie on-line shop and join us for this week's KKS Challenge! Oh, dont forget to comment at each and every stop along the hop as some lucky stampers will win stamps! Woohooooooo!!!!

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Hope my card fits okay with this week's challenge...it might be a bit of a stretch but Christmas is a celebration too! For my card I used one of the stunning new Pin Up Girls, Annette. I love colouring her with my Copics and I wanted to make her stockings red. I teamed her up with some new patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket called Mitten Weather...it is so pretty and I love that it is in a 6x6 paper pad too! I used some scrumptious MS seam binding, Prima and WOC flowers and the sentiments are from Kimmie's Holiday Sentiments set. I'm thinking Annette has been naughty...what do you think?

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my KKS Challenges card! Now hop on over to Tracy's gorgeous blog and see what stunning creation she has to share with you! So, join the challenge and help us celebrate one year of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Kimmie has poured her heart and soul into KKS and it shows...what a fabulous stamp company she has created! Kimmie, congrats on reaching this important milestone...WOW!!! one year is a big deal and I wish you many, many more fabulously krafty years to come!

Hugs,

New BasicGrey Challenges...# 30...Sparkle...You Make Me Smile!

Good morning crafty friends! It is time for another fun challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges but first I want to thank everyone for trying out my sketch and you all made gorgeous creations with it!!! I have a card to share with you today for the new challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges! This week the challenge is Sparkle...we want to see lots of bling and glitter and sparkle on your creations. The BG DT have made absolutely stunning creations and we have have our new members of the BG DT joining us and they have just made gorgeous creations right out of the gate! WOW!!! We are thrilled to bits to have Gio, Christine, Lou and Sandra join the BG challenges family. Welcome ladies! So if you have some crafty time over the next 2 weeks please join us. You can combine your card with other challenges just remember to use at least one BasiGrey product!

For my card I inked up this gorgeous stamp Snow White from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps...I coloured her with my Copics and I think she is soooooo gorgeous...just love her to bits! I made an easel card from Bazzill Bling cardstock and used Sugar Rush and a bit of Lemonade BG 6x6 papers for this card. for the Bling I used this super glittery ribbon and gems and I used some Prima flowers and shimmerized them and I added so sparkle to Snow White too with my Sakurha stardust pen. Sentiments are Melissa Frances rub-ons!



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Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card! I really hope you can join us at the BasicGrey challenge. We can't wait to see your cards sparkle!

Hugs,

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